About Us

Driving Innovation

DST’s management team is made up of experienced individuals with relevant skills and knowledge to enable DST to excel in its operations. Information on key personnel within the management team can be found below.

Executive Directors

Mathew Gilliat-Smith

CEO

An experienced CEO with 25 years in commercial management. As CEO he is leading the management team to make DST a market leader in its sectors and overseas day to day running of the business.

Mathew has created four successful start-up businesses and has an impressive track record in sales and marketing. His background is in media, new media, software and digital security including Fortium Technologies, St Ives plc, Burrups, Clays and Haymarket.

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Tony Miles

CTO

Anthony is the inventor of DST’s technologies and has won awards for software and electronics innovation. He leads the technical and operational teams at DST. He is a qualified microelectronics engineer and his background is in electronics, software, sound engineering and broadcast including at Fortium Technologies, Boehringer Ingelheim, Sony, Hitachi, Cable & Connect, AB Connectors and Whitbread. His prior career was at Echo Recording Studios, S4C (Channel 4 Wales, HTV, ITV, BBC Wales, BBC). He won the 1995 Welsh Office Award for Innovation in Acoustics Design; the 1996 Princes Trust Full Bursary Award for Innovation & Design; and 1997 Young Welsh Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

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Peter Worrall

CRO

Peter Worrall is Director of Research and Marketing. His background spans new media, publishing and the hospitality sectors in including at Fortium Technologies . His prior career was in trade media and and Compliance Y2K where he successfully cross pollinated his relationships within the IT, Government and other business sectors.

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Senior Operational Management

Dr. Ben Masheder

Research & Collaborations Manager

Ben undertook at Masters Degree in Chemistry at Manchester University in 2003 and a PhD at the University of Bristol in 2007, working with Sellafield Ltd and the National Nuclear Lab. Following this he spent 2 years doing post-doctoral research at AIST in Japan.

Ben has gone on to develop a specialisation in printed electronics and novel display architectures. His role at DST includes creating collaborations and partnerships with research organisations, both academic and commercial and he has additionally established several funded PhD studentships, KTP’s and attained several research grants.

Dr Stephen Hughes

Global Projects Manager

PhD trained as a synthetic chemist with a focus on medical imaging agents Stephen works as a materials chemist at DST Innovations focussing on electroluminescent coatings, dyes, and inks. Previously he worked as a Product Development Manager at BCB International, a military defence and survival aids company. 

Non-Executive Directors

Graham Spensley

Acting Chairman: Graham obtained an honours degree in Land Economy at Cambridge University. After four years with Weatherall Green & Smith, first in London and then in Paris, he joined Jones Lang Woothon’s Paris office in 1986. He joined Capital & Continental in 1988.

Dr Harold Morley

An experienced entrepreneur, founder, chairman and CEO of five publicly traded companies and several private technology companies. He has raised $200m in funding for previous ventures.

Desmond Reeves

Desmond Reeves worked in employee benefit consulting for 18 years with Noble Lowndes, spending the final two years of this period in New York running the company’s representative office whilst researching possible mergers and/or takeovers as part of the group’s international expansion plans. Returning to the UK in 1982, he formed his own consulting firm, Reeves Brown Associates (RBA), growing it to be one of the leading independent employee benefits and actuarial consulting firms in the UK. RBA was sold to the Jardine Matheson Group in 1995. Since that time, he has taken an active interest in a number of small to medium sized companies ranging from publishing, manufacturing and computer sciences to property.

Max Audley

Max Audley is a seasoned corporate lawyer who for many years was a senior partner at Olswangs, London and Hobson Audley. Max is directing legal governance, licensing agreements and overseeing contracts and fundraising closings.

Returning to the UK in 1982, he formed his own consulting firm, Reeves Brown Associates (RBA), growing it to be one of the leading independent employee benefits and actuarial consulting firms in the UK. RBA was sold to the Jardine Matheson Group in 1995. Since that time, he has taken an active interest in a number of small to medium sized companies ranging from publishing, manufacturing and computer sciences to property.